U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, commemorating 75 years of service, 1930 to 2005.

Secretaries and Administrators of Veterans Affairs


Secretaries of Veterans Affairs Dates
R. James Nicholson Feb 1, 2005 – present
Anthony J. Principi Jan 23, 2002 – Feb 1, 2005
Hershel Gober (acting) July 25, 2000 – Jan 2002
Togo D. West, Jr. 1998 – 2000
Hershel Gober (acting) 1997–98
Jesse Brown 1993–97
Anthony J. Principi (acting) 1992–93
Edward J. Derwinski 1989–92

Administrators of Veterans Affairs Dates
Thomas K. Turnage 1986–89
Harry N. Walters 1982–86
Robert P. Nimmo 1981–82
Max Cleland 1977–81
Richard L. Roudebush 1974–77
Donald E. Johnson 1969–74
William J. Driver 1965–69
John S. Gleason 1961–64
Sumner G. Whittier 1957–61
Harvey V. Higley 1953–57
Maj. Gen. Carl R. Gray 1948–53
General Omar N. Bradley 1945–47
Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines 1930–45
Reviewed/Updated Date: July 28, 2005